Anchors Aweigh with Cabernet and Chardonnay

Lanier Islands Gives a Sneak Peek Inside its Upcoming Wine and Beer & BBQ Cruises


With its wildly popular Legacy Cruise Series, Lanier Islands gives its guests a unique opportunity to raise a glass and watch the world sail past for a few glorious hours. The next exciting event on the docket is a Wine Cruise slated for Sunday, August 7 when the Island Princess luxury excursion yacht hoists its anchor from Harbor Landing at 2 p.m. for a cruise around the open waters of Lake Lanier – which offers 38,000 surface acres just waiting to be explored.


Boarding guests are met with a glass of sparkling water to help cleanse the palate and signal to them that they are in for an extraordinary experience. After leaving the dock, they enjoy a three-hour cruise, lakeside breezes, stunning views, live entertainment and a five-course wine and tapas pairing. Each wine selection – ranging from a series of reds, whites, and roses – is painstakingly paired with a sequence of small plates designed by the Islands’ talented culinary team. All courses are served tableside, but in between servings, guests are encouraged to move about the upper and lower decks of the yacht to enjoy the undeniable beauty of a lake that draws millions of visitors each year. After the fifth and final course – which ends the cruise on a sweet note by pairing a wine with dessert – the Island Princess docks back at Harbor Landing around 5 p.m., at which time Wine Cruise participants can purchase their favorite wine selections*. A representative from United Distributors is on hand throughout the cruise and at the dock to answer any questions . For those who wish to enhance their experience further, the Islands invites them to enjoy dinner at Sidney’s Restaurant inside Legacy Lodge.


Of course, for those who prefer suds over Syrahs, the Islands also plays host to a Beer & BBQ Cruise – the next of which sets sail on Sunday, August 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. While a slightly more casual affair, this cruise similarly features five selections that are carefully chosen to enhance the menu with which they are paired. Local and regional craft beers are served alongside a buffet that features everything from barbecue chicken to pulled pork – all regionally-inspired recipes augmented by a variety of sweet to spicy to vinegar-based sauces. Once back at the dock, guests are welcome to purchase their favorite craft beer selections*.


“Our Legacy Cruise Series gives participants a ‘taste’ of lake life at its very best,” says Rob Wood, Director of Banquets for Lanier Islands and architect for the Legacy Cruise Series. “They will be treated to a relaxing Sunday afternoon spent out on a yacht, where they can leave their concerns at the dock for a few hours to enjoy great food, excellent wines or local beers, and superlative views of the South’s Great Lake. Our most avid wine and beer buffs also truly appreciate the opportunity to rub elbows and have a lively discussion with industry insiders. Even better, it’s just a really great twist on the traditional date night or time spent making memories with friends.”


Another popular addition to Lanier Islands’ Legacy Cruise Series is the Cigar & Scotch Cruise, which will mark the final excursion of the 2016 season on Sunday, October 2. But before the season comes to an end, guests can also enjoy future Wine Cruises on Sunday, September 4 and Sunday, September 18. To reserve a seat on one or more of the upcoming cruises, interested parties can call 770-945-8787 or visit us online at Cruise. Tickets are just $70/person**.


* Based on availability

** Plus tax and service charge

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  • The FlyCats - August 7, 2016

    Hello –
    If you would like to book live jazz on any of your cruises, we would welcome your consideration.

    The FlyCats are jazz favorites in north Georgia. We specialize in “New York Lounge Jazz” or “Cigar-Club Jazz”, performing standards, swing, bop, bossa, a little funk/R&B, etc. and some original compositions.

    We have performed hundreds of shows since 2008. Venues/Events have included The Savannah Jazz Festival, The SEC Basketball Reception, The Ritz Carlton, New York Prime, Joey D’s Oak Room, The King Plow Arts Center. Barnsley Gardens Resort, Comcast Television, People TV, Chateau Elan, Armstrong State University, The Hunter Museum Of American Art, Montaluce Winery, etc.

    Combos include the Jazz Duo, Trio and Jazz Quartet combos, with male and female vocalists.

    If you are interested in booking The FlyCats, please feel free to call one of the members listed below, respond to this email or visit our website (

    Contact us today for a FREE Quote for your next special event or if you would like to book The FlyCats on a regular basis.

    Thank you!

    Dave – 770-634-3442
    Lou – 770-965-6000

  • stephanie - August 10, 2016

    Hello FlyCats,

    Our live entertainment is booked for the rest of 2016 on the Legacy Cruises Series. If this changes, we will contact you.

    Thank you for your interest. All the best with your current and future bookings.

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